What environmental report ?
Oil consumption has a significant impact on the environment: the use of each kilogram of oil results in the emission of about 3.1kg of CO2 in the atmosphere. The gradual increase of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) in the atmosphere has been linked to global warming and ocean acidification. Developed countries have mobilized to promote the development of alternative solutions, such as plastic recycling systems or the development of biofuels.
The European Renewable Energy Directive (known ENR) and provides for the obligation for Member States to reach by 2020 10 % renewable fuel incorporation, a portion to be after the second-generation biomass (straw, shavings wood…). The production and use of biological hydrocarbons will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Indeed, while the fossil hydrocarbons follow a linear trajectory industrial , basement (as oil) to the atmosphere (as CO2) through refineries and users, the product hydrocarbons biologically should be seen as a ring: CO2 is captured by the plants, which are converted fuels or materials by fermentation, which are consumed by users, which releases CO2 to be set again by plants.